Important Pender COVID-19 Update:
We are restricting access to our lobby and adjusting our check-in and check-out procedures. If you have an appointment, please call ahead for specific details pertaining to your appointment, and fill out the drop off form at https://pendervet.com/drop-off-form-catdog/
We are only accepting Credit/Debt Cards, NO Cash or Checks Please!
Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, concerns, or feel your pet needs to be seen, call us at 703-591-3304.
Microchip identification helps return an estimated 8,000 lost cats, dogs, and other animals to their homes every day. Pet ID chips are the most reliable way to reunite pets with their owners and provide peace of mind. Separation from your cat or dog can happen all too easily, permanent identification by microchipping is critical. Every pet should have microchip identification as the procedure can be done at any age.
The small microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet in a relatively harmless veterinary procedure. The chip is permanent, lasting the whole life of the pet. Your information has to be registered with your bar code number so that you can be contacted if your pet ever becomes lost.
If a pet is found, all animal care facilities (shelters, hospitals, etc.) will scan the pet for a microchip using a special microchip reader that is simply waved over the skin. Once a microchip is found, a special hotline is called, and the lost pet is reported. The pet owner is then called immediately and given the contact information about where to pick up their pet.